Rivera’s Dinner with Obama

Haile Rivera, a Bronx-based food bank employee, City Council aspirant andsupporter of Barack Obama, is back from a dinner in D.C. that the senator had with four low-dollar contributors.

Rivera seems to have been mesmerized by Obama, which I guess is bound to happen when you get to have dinner with a presidential candidate after donating just $5.

Here’s part of his dispatch:

“As he greeted us, he did so with a sincere, normal smile (one of those that you know was not prepped in advance), a firm handshake and a “Hi, nice to meet you.” He thanked us for coming (as if we[sic] an invitation from him could be turned down).”

He adds, “I concluded by inviting him to the Bronx and letting him know that next time, dinner was on me.”